Poet Meredith Trede reads “I Tell Him About the Body Bags”

He loads the dishwasher, his Mom’s birthday
dinner done. We talk family stuff, his trip
to Boston, has he seen American
Sniper, and I raise the old, not-quite-a-joke…

Meredith Trede is a poet and editor. Her collection, Field Theory, was published by SFA Press, Stephen F. Austin State University. Her chapbook, Out of the Book, appeared in Desire Path, the inaugural volume of The Quartet Series. She was awarded the James J. Nicholson Political Poetry Prize.

Read the poem: I Tell Him About the Body Bags

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